Tag: Jabhat Al-Nusra

Obama, Morsi, Plunge Middle East Into Chaos

This week, President Obama announced that US “intelligence estimates” conclusively prove Syria has been using chemical weapons. The US will now supply weapons and ammunition to Syrian rebels, the Washington Post says are, not just al-Qaeda “affiliates” but working to destabilize and “Balkanize” Iraq as well, “In an audio message […]

The Syrian Pendulum

The situation surrounding Syria is like a pendulum; first it swings in the direction of a major war, then suddenly a peaceful resolution glimmers. Observers barely have a chance to evaluate the new tendency before the pendulum starts to swing in the opposite direction again. The amplitude of its swing […]

Assad talks, Russia walks

So Bashar al-Assad has spoken – exclusively, to Argentine daily El Clarin (there’s a huge Syrian diaspora in Argentina, as well as in neighboring Brazil). Full transcript of his interview in available on SANA agency web-site -OR. Cutting through the fog of Western hysteria, he made some valuable points. The […]

Foreign Intervention in the Syrian Conflict

The increased foreign intervention in Syria’s internal conflict suggests that the anti-Assad coalition is preparing for the end of the “battle for Syria.” In northern Jordan, a training camp with mockups of typical Syrian towns and an airport has been established alongside the military training range for soldiers of the […]

Looking for Way Out of Syrian Crisis

On March 11 a delegation of the Syrian National Coordinating Committee for Democratic Change led by its Coordinator Heisam al-Manaa, visited Moscow to hold talks with top officials of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the negotiations and while meeting Russian experts and media, Mr. Manaa confirmed there was no […]

Aleppo: the Final Test

The winter examination period had begun at the University of Aleppo and 15 January was its first day. Many of the young men and women set off for their exams with the same well-known and completely understandable mixed feelings of nervousness, but also hope that they would pass the intellectual […]

For Whom the Syrian Bell Tolls

The top geopolitical tragedy in 2012 is bound to remain the top geopolitical tragedy in 2013: the rape of Syria. Just as once in a while I go back to my favorite Hemingway passages, lately I’ve been going back to some footage I shot years ago of the Aleppo souk […]